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Understanding the past is critical to building a better and safer future for all. Check out aboutholocaust.org for the facts.
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understanding antisemitism
With the virus of hate and misinformation spreading more than ever, the battle against antisemitism and Holocaust denial requires an international coalition.
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The World Jewish Congress at the UNHRC
The WJC advocates for the prioritization of Council’s role in combating antisemitism and calls for the Council to abolish its biased and disproportionate focus on Israel.
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Countering anti-Israel bias at the Durban Conference
Discover how a UN conference to fight racism became a forum for antisemitism
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Jews from Arab lands
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Combatting antisemitism across the globe
With the virus of antisemitism spreading rapidly, two dozen countries submitted written and video statements to WJC outlining concrete step to enhance the UN’s efforts in combating antisemitism.
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World Jewish Congress hosts UAE Ambassador to UN at historic Hanukkah celebration

World Jewish Congress hosts UAE Ambassador to UN at historic Hanukkah celebration

In introducing Amb. Nusseibeh, Amb. Lauder said: “Ambassador Nusseibeh personifies the best ties that two Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Islam, have in common. She comes from a family that has always sought the ways of peace. She represents a country, the UAE, that has reached out its hand to the Jewish State of Israel through the Abraham Accords. The ambassador was instrumental in bringing normal relations between these two countries.”

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The World Jewish Congress is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world. It advocates on their behalf towards governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The WJC represents the plurality of the Jewish people, and is politically non-partisan. The Talmudic phrase "Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh beZeh" (All Jews are responsible for one another), encapsulates the raison d'être of the WJC. Since its foundation in 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland, the WJC has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of Jews and Jewish communities around the world.

Ronald S. Lauder

President, World Jewish Congress

Ronald S. Lauder has served as president of the World Jewish Congress since 2007. An international philanthropist, investor, art collector, and former public servant, Lauder also demonstrates his deep commitment to his Judaism through a wide range of other philanthropic endeavors that reach around the world.

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The Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress conducts the affairs of the WJC in accordance with the decisions of the Plenary Assembly and Governing Board. The body, led by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, consists of the WJC senior lay leadership, as well as the presidents of the largest Jewish communities around the world, and representatives of other WJC-affiliated communities and organizations, and meets at least bi-annually.

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The mission of the World Jewish Congress is to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people, and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage.

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